The Conference of Southern Graduate Schools is an organization of over 200 graduate schools in the following fifteen states of the southern region of the United States: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

The Conference's purpose is to consider topics relating to graduate study and research which are of mutual interest and concern to the member institutions. In addition, dissemination of information, promotion of standards, encouragement of research, and assistance to institutions starting graduate programs are important functions of the organization. And the Conference serves as a liaison with other national and regional educational bodies on behalf of the institutional members.


2017 Annual Meeting / CSGS Conference

"Pearls and Perils: Pathways to Graduate Education and Beyond"

March 2-5, 2017

Annapolis, Maryland



2016 Master's and ETD Thesis Awards

Important Associations

Council of Graduate Schools
Council of Historically Black    Graduate Schools